Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government

Ahiazu Mbaise is a Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State, Nigeria.

It was founded from the merger of Ahiara and Ekwerazu.


Its capital Afo Oru.

Land area

It has an area of 114 km2


It has a population of 170,902 (2006 census).


Ahiazu Mbaise is bounded to the north by Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano, to the east by Obowo and Ihitte Uboma, to the south by Ezinihitte Mbaise and Aboh Mbaise and to the west by Ikeduru


Map of Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area
Map of Imo State showing local government areas


Ahiazu Mbaise comprises 14 towns, namely:

  1. Mpam
  2. Ihitte Afor
  3. Opara-Nadim
  4. Akabor
  5. Ogwuama/Amuzi
  6. Obodo-Ujichi
  7. Otulu/Aguneze
  8. Umu-OKrika
  9. Obohia
  10. Ekwereazu
  11. Obodo-Ahiara
  12. Lude/Nnara-Mbia
  13. Ogbe
  14. Oru – Ahiara


The 12 wards in Ahiazu Mbaise local government area are:

  1. Amuzi/Ihenworie
  2. Mpam
  3. Nnarambia
  4. Obohia/Ekwereazu
  5. Ogbe
  6. Ogbor/Umueze
  7. Okrika Nweke
  8. Okrika Nwenkwo
  9. Oparanadim
  10. Oru-na-Lude
  11. Otulu/Aguneze
  12. Umunumo/Umuchieze

Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Secretariat

The Ahaizu Mbaise Local Government secretariat houses 28 office spaces, including a digitalized conference room and a 200-capacity meeting hall. It was completed in under 6 months and was commissioned in 2019.

The commissioning ceremony was attended by Governor Emeka Ihedioha and several other persons.

The Interim Management Committee Chairman of Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, Hon. Sam Ahiarakwe also expressed his gratitude to the Governor Emeka Ihedioha for his unending support and faith in him, assuring that he will not relent in following the Governor’s quality and purposeful leadership example.

In his speech, Governor Emeka Ihedioha commended the Interim Management Committee of Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, for their diligence and commitment. The Governor also extended his commendation to the contractor for the quality of his delivery in such a short period, assuring that his administration will make deliberate effort to encourage and reward diligence in service delivery.